Urban Resilient Futures Burnaby
Urban Resilient Futures Burnaby (URF) works with residents and stakeholders to accelerate climate action for a carbon resilient future. In partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, the City of Burnaby, and Vancity, the initiative offers a proof-of-concept model for how municipalities can engage their urban populations in their work to mitigate the climate crisis.
The program is focused on the following areas of work:
- Zero Emissions Buildings Retrofit Task Force
- Neighbourhood Climate Action Projects and Awareness Campaign
- Citizens’ Assembly on Livable and Resilient Neighbourhoods; and
Participatory approach to governance, learning and evaluation
URF’s current focus is on its Neighbourhood Climate Action and Awareness projects, including the launch of a Climate Action Fellowship, which sought to co-power Burnaby residents and institutional leads to become climate champions in their communities.
If you are a City of Burnaby staff member, an SFU researcher or student, a Burnaby non-profit organization, or a community member, and would like to collaborate with the Civic Innovation Lab, please contact us through the link below.